Nicole's Secret Celeb Admirer
She may be R&B's "No More Drama" queen, but Mary J. Blige still gets a thrill from the dramatic. "I was doing a record signing in Manhattan and two girls gave me a pair of diamond earrings with 'MJB' on them. I said, 'A fan has never given me anything like this before!' " says Blige, who just released Mary J. Blige Live from Los Angeles on DVD. "I hugged and kissed them. They were ecstatic. They couldn't believe that Mary J. Blige appreciated it that much." So what did she do with the jewelry? "When I go out to the pool hall, or if I'm not going to any big situation, I'll wear those earrings," she says.
Even Jackasses Need Love
MTV Jackass star Chris Pontius plans to marry his sweetheart, Claire, in Malibu on Oct. 29, the daredevil star tells us. Cameron Diaz will attend the nuptials, says Pontius, as well as Jackass costars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Jason Acuna, who will be the best man. Some 60 of Claire's friends and family are also planning to fly in from her native Ireland. "It's going to be a circus," says Pontius.
Caught in the Act
Jason Lee (Almost Famous), buying a few pairs of shoes at the launch of the new Reebok showroom on L.A.'s Robertson Boulevard.
Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan, lunching with three companions at L.A. eatery Mr. Chow.
Agent Cody Banks star Frankie Muniz, riding in the back of a packed SUV down L.A.'s Sunset Strip.
Donatella Versace, at Harrod's in London for the launch of her new fragrance, Crystal Noir.
By SUSAN MANDEL, MOLLY LOPEZ, ZORIANNA KIT, MARISA LAUDADIO, NICK WHITE, CLARE KLEINEDLER and MONIQUE JESSEN